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 Gethren Herman Nichols

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Gethren Herman Nichols

  • Birth 17 Jan 1920 Leander, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Death 31 Mar 2009 Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Pitkin, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 35577919

Funeral services for Mr. Gethren Nichols of Leander will be held on Friday, April 3, 2009 in Big Hammock Baptist Church in Leander at 10 a.m. with the Revs. B.G. Dyess and Webb Robinson officiating.
Burial will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home of Leesville.
Visitation will be from 5 till 9 p.m.. on Thursday at the church and then from
8 a.m. till service time Friday.
Mr. Nichols 89,passed away on Tuesday in Alexandria. He was a life long resident of the Leander area and was a World War II Veteran having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
He was a retired cross country truck driver having driven most of the states. He was a Baptist and member of Big Hammock Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife of 64 years, Ruby Hagan Nichols of Leander; two daughters and sons in law, Barbara Ann and Charles Richey of Hineston; Lisa Ann and Doug Nowlin of Pine Bluff, Ark.; three brothers, Grady Nichols of Leander, Oren Nichols of Houston, Orvin Nichols of Leesville; two grandchildren, Scottie and Jennifer and four great grandchildren, Somer, Travis, Ryan and Dylan.

My daddy loved anything mechanical. He quit school in the 8th grade and enrolled in diesel mechanic school in Houston, TX. He loved motorcycles, rode an Indian Motorcycle as a young man, went into the Army Air Corp and became the youngest inspector for a time, and after WWII, went on to an aeronotics school in Oklahoma and became a pilot. He was one of Senator Lloyd Benson's executive pilots when the Senator worked for Lincoln Liberty Life Insurance. He worked as an aircraft mechanic for many years for Texas Internatinal Airlines (he loved to tell me the story of how he got to work on Arnold Palmer's Cessna, and then got to meet Arnie.), then went into business for himself, buying an 18-wheeler and leasing out to Hirshbach Motorlines. My daddy did so many wonderful things during his life. I never realized what an amazing man with an 8th grade education had accomplished, until I sat down to write this memorial! It's taken me 2 years to be able to add to this page. Many thanks to Bettie Hall Jordan for sponsoring my daddy's page, and giving me the courage to add to Daddy's memorial.


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Gravesite Details My Daddy is buried next to his grandparents, William and Malora Goleman. His sister-in-law, Kayla Nichols is also buried near-by.
  • Created by: Lisa in Arkansas
  • Added: 6 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35577919
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gethren Herman Nichols (17 Jan 1920–31 Mar 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35577919, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Pitkin, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Lisa in Arkansas (contributor 46960215) .